June 25 – National Catfish Day

National Catfish Day

catfish.

Food Facts on Catfish

  • Catfish is a favorite choice of fish for cooking, especially in the southern United States.
  • The most common cooking method is deep-frying, but catfish can be grilled, baked and pan-fried with great success.
  • Catfish has a mild, sweet flavor and is less flaky and denser than other whitefish, allowing for a variety of cooking choices.
  • Farm-raised catfish not only furnish American consumers with a tasty delicacy but also provide a nutritious, low – calorie source of protein that is also low in cholesterol.
  • President Ronald Regan saw the value of farmed raised Catfish and sign into Congress, June 25, 1987, as “National Catfish Day. “

June 21 – National Peaches and Creme Day

National Peaches and Creme Day

peaches and creme

Food Facts on Peaches

  • The United States started cultivating Peaches in the 1800’s. 
  • Peaches are the second biggest fruit crop in the United States today.
  • There are over 700 varieties of peaches with different sizes, shapes, and colors.
  • Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded as different fruits.
  • You can recognize a Peach by its soft fuzzy exterior.

June 19 – National Martini Day

National Martini Day

martini traditional

Drink Facts on Martini’s 

  • A traditional martini if one exists now, consists of only two ingredients gin and vermouth. 
  • A traditional martini is garnished with either an olives, lemon, or pearl onion.  
  • A martini is either stirred or shaken. Some say stirring a martini creates a smoother clearer texture without ice chips. 
  • Today, 50% of all cocktails are served in a martini glass.
  • Today, there are a number of variations of a martini and garnishes.